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Maxwells Beach Cafe

37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
+1 712-332-7578
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good21%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“prime rib” (7 reviews)
“focaccia” (3 reviews)
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37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
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Reviewed 3 July 2016

This was the third time we've dinned on the patio at Maxwell's, and the first time this season. Our other two experiences were great, but it had been just about a year since we last visited. I made reservations, as two weeks before there was...More

Thank staceylynn4970
Reviewed 1 July 2016

I visited Maxwells on my girls weekend. I had the fish tacos for lunch. They were out of this world delicious! Great location, friendly staff!

Thank hdg76
Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

I took my wife to Maxwells on a Friday beautiful Friday evening. I had reserved a table for two on the patio, earlier in the day. I had a little trepidation because of its reputation for fine dining and my attire for the "patio" clashing....More

1  Thank woody W
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The BBQ pork sandwich was great, but the chicken wrap was not very good. It had mostly lettuce on it and not much chicken. The lettuce was weird varieties of greens and my teen daughter wasn't impressed. Decent prices and great views!More

Thank happyIAcruiser
roth_casson, Owner at Maxwells Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2016

We are very happy you liked your BBQ pork sandwich, but are dissapointed you didn't enjoy your wrap. We have talked with our kitchen staff about your concerns and we are determined to send every wrap out with a better chicken to lettuce ratio. The...More

Reviewed 15 June 2016

This was the worst meal we have ever had here. I had the special which was tuna. It was overcooked and tasteless with greasy tasteless rice and mushrooms. My husband had a ribeye which was also overcooked. Don't think we will be going back. For...More

Thank Candace B
roth_casson, Owner at Maxwells Beach Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2016

Candace, we sincerely apologize for your experience with us. The tuna that night was our feature and we didn't have any other complaints but nevertheless we want every one of our customers to enjoy their meal. If you would provide us with your mailing address...More

Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is an attractive place with a lovely view of the Okoboji beach walk and menu sounded interesting. I had prime rib panini and slaw. the meat was totally overwhelmed by the mayo and cheese on it, and the slaw was like worst deli mayo...More

1  Thank Lynn H S
Reviewed 10 June 2016

The Ahi Tuna Sandwich at Maxwells is just amazing! We have ordered the sandwich many times at lunch while sitting outside and enjoying the Lake Okoboji view but we don't get tired of it. We have traveled a lot but other than the fish tacos...More

Thank gopherhiker
Reviewed 14 March 2016

We traveled as a family cross country and made a stop at Arnolds Park to ride the famous coaster. Walking around this beautiful area, we had not eatin in quite a while and stumbled upon this restaurant. At the time, the sun was setting on...More

Thank Eagle-Eye24
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Great place for fun up scale lunch or dinner in Okoboji summers. You can boat to restaurant, docks just steps away!

Thank 116marilynv
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We had a great dinner and a enjoyable time looking out over West Lake Okoboji. If you have not taken in the views of the lakes of Okoboji we hope that you will do this. I have lived here all of my life and the...More

Thank Brian J
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Response from CraftBeers | Reviewed this property |
You have to be 18 to work in a restaurant that serves alcohol. We were served by 18-20 year old servers all week long in Arnold's Park.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Lake Dr, Arnolds Park, IA 51331-4501
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Arnolds Park
  • Phone Number: +1 712-332-7578
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